Working in Brisbane and Melbourne, touring nationally and internationally, debase has been creating new shows since 1998.
We produce a wide range of work for a wide range of audiences; from children’s theatre to cabaret and everything in-between.
For debase, the relationship with our audience is paramount. This is reflected in the way we create and program work with and for specific audiences.
Available for tour
Liz Skitch’s ground-breaking new show directed by Maude Davey is now available for tour. Exploring the changes and surprises that one encounters on entering motherhood, Mothermorphosis premiered at La Mama in 2018, played to sold out houses and received critical acclaim:
“You couldn’t ask for a show that channels the spirit of La Mama with more irreverence and passion” – Cameron Woodhead, The AgeMAKE AN ENQUIRY
The Longest Minute is back by popular demand! This 5-star, Matilda Award-winning feel-good show is touring Queensland venues! We are so excited that Queensland Theatre are taking it back on the road again.
Catch it at:
Cairns Performing Arts Centre – 18 October: GET TICKETS
Ipswich Civic Centre – 22 October: GET TICKETS
The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba – 25 October: GET TICKETS
In July, everyone’s favourite best/ worst folk duo, Warmwaters, embarked on their intranational tour of Brisbane and Melbourne, to rave reviews:
“David Megarrity and Bridget Boyle dance on the knife edge of hilariously oblivious and utterly self-aware. … Warmwaters had the intimate audience in the palm of their hands”
“Funny and clever, skilfully woven in unexpected ways” – ridehomereview
“timeless and universal humour” – popculture-y.com
debase in development
2019 sees debase in development – three exciting new shows are cooking in the debase kitchen. Watch the debase facebook page for opportunities to sample some tasty work-in-progress showings throughout the year.
Written by Dan Evans with Park Younghee
Story by Dan Evans, Park Younghee, Jeremy Neideck and Bridget Boyle
It’s 1988. Queensland. Hot. A small community choir in a small(ish) regional town is preparing for its big break – a performance on the Riverstage at the biggest thing ever to happen to Queensland – World Expo 88. Robin has returned to his home town from studying music in the big smoke to direct the choir that he sang with as a child, but his homecoming is derailed both by political forces within the choir, and a chance encounter with a Korean boy in an orchard.
This is a coming of age story – of both a boy and a state. Chorale! is about finding your voice and having it amplified in all its shaky awkward truth, in all its golden cringe-worthy glory.
Two performers wander into a dusty room. Suddenly the space is illuminated – filled with vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, – Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What secrets will be revealed? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?
Neridah Waters and debase key creative Bridget Boyle return to the Metro Arts to develop this exciting new physical comedy.
Meet Cliff. A journalist with a passion for crime – forced to return to his childhood home in Bundaberg following his redundancy from a Melbourne newspaper. Now he churns out real estate puff pieces for the local rag.
After the success of The Longest Minute, debase key creative Robert Kronk turns his hand to the noir genre – with a regional Queensland twist. Together with Bridget Boyle and regular debase collaborator Allen Laverty, debase are teaming up with independent producer Xanthe Beesley to develop this new work for the stage.